Tax credit seminar by Richmond econ. dev. commission June 12


Tax Credit






Hosted by the City of Richmond Economic Development Commission



Wednesday, June 12th, 2013


12:00 – 1:30 PM


City of Richmond Multipurpose Room (Basement)

440 Civic Center Plaza @ 27

th Street

Richmond, CA 94804


Have you:


Paid any federal or state income tax?

Devoted time and resources to product development or process improvements?

Hired employees or anticipate hiring?

Located in a California Enterprise Zone?

If you answered “Yes” to any of the above, plan to attend this tax credit seminar luncheon.

Fox Consulting Group will help you take advantage of federal and state tax incentive programs

to offset your current year tax liability

and reclaim taxes previously paid. In addition, the City

of Richmond will be discussing available services to manage a successful business including

financing, employee training, and more. Please call or email us today to register for this free

event. If you are unable to attend, please contact us to schedule a free consultation.

John Langreck, CPA Janet Johnson

916.996.1428 510.307.8140

john.langreck@foxconsultinggroupllc.com janet_johnson@ci.richmond.ca.us


Governor’s Office of Economic Development to Address Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Press Release:  


For Immediate Release

May 8, 2013

Contact: Judith Morgan

                                                                                    Richmond Chamber of Commerce





Governor’s Office of Economic Development to Address Richmond Chamber of Commerce Annual Richmond Economic Summit May 9


Kish Rajan from the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development Keynote Speaker at 4th Annual Chamber Event



WHAT:           The keynote address at the 4th annual Richmond Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit will feature Kish Rajan, Director of GO-Biz, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.


The event will conclude with a Business Expo/Job Fair designed to connect employers, job-training programs, and job seekers featuring more than 50 companies and local workforce training and development organizations including the City of Richmond, Chevron, Kaiser Permanente, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Contra Costa College, RichmondBUILD, apprenticeship program representatives from the Laborers, Carpenters, Operating Engineers and several other local building trades unions, and Rubicon Programs.


WHEN:           May 9, 2013


Mobile workshop                                                         9am – 11:30am           

Keynote Address                                                        11:45am – 1:30pm

Breakout Sessions with Industry Leaders                     1:45pm – 4:30pm 

Business Expo/Job Fair                                                            4:30pm – 7pm


WHERE:        Richmond Memorial Convention Center

                        403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, Calif.


WHY:             Jobs are the most important part of Richmond’s future. With upcoming construction projects such as the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the goal of the Richmond Chamber Economic Summit is to create and sustain jobs in the City of Richmond by demonstrating to regional employers the value of establishing businesses in Richmond as well as connect current businesses with potential employees.


CONTACT:    Judith Morgan                        

For more information, please visit: http://attendes2013-eorg.eventbrite.com


About the Richmond Chamber of Commerce:


Since 1924, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce has represented the dynamic range of Richmond’s business community, from sole proprietors to major corporations. Approximately 70 percent of its members are considered small businesses, with less than 10 employees, 26 percent of their members have between 10-100 employees, and only 4 percent of their members are considered large businesses, having over 100+ employees.


The organization is a voice for each of its members and encourages participation by all. The Chamber is an excellent resource for anyone wanting information about Richmond and its business opportunities, policies and trends.





Subsidies for worker-owned co-ops in Richmond

The full press release is below:

November 17, 2012
For immediate release
Contact:  Wayne Landers or Stephanie Hervey at outreach@richmondcooploans.net  
                 (415) 240-8738
Worker Cooperative Loan Fund Launches November 27th
A new source of small loans is now available for Richmond  businesses operating as worker cooperatives.  This is part of an effort to encourage job seekers and entrepreneurs to band together and create their own workplaces.  From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27 the Richmond Worker Cooperative Revolving Loan Fund (or Richmond Co-op Loans for short) will  host an informational briefing for interested parties and the media.  The event will take place at the offices of Richmond Main Street, 1000  MacDonald Avenue, Suite C.  Everyone is welcome.
The new non-profit fund is designed to meet a specific hurdle in starting worker owned businesses.  Securing financing for new cooperatives can be challenging.    A number of local business resource people will offer brief presentations on both these challenges and the unique advantages of the cooperative business model.  Neil Helfman, attorney and a founding member of Richmond Co-op Loans, will outline opportunities offered by the co-op model.  Several members of local co-ops will report on their businesses.  Randall Shores, business start up and turn around specialist with the Small Business Development Center, will cover resources for business owners, many of them free.  And welcoming all the participants will be Richmond Mayor Gayle  McLaughlin, with her vision of worker co-ops adding to the local business climate and strengthening a growing sense of community.
“In addition to finding people who want to start co-ops we are also very interested in talking to Richmond business owners who may be thinking of selling their enterprises,” according to Richmonder Jayma Brown, another founding member or Richmond Co-op Loans.  “For instance, a local business person thinking of retiring may have thought about selling the business to the employees but doesn’t know how to investigate that possibility.  We’d like to help and make sure those Richmond jobs are retained.”
Specifics about applying for loans, as well as general information about cooperatives, will be available at the meeting.  For more information visit www.richmondcooploans.net
Light refreshments will be served, catered by Liberty Ship Cafe, an emerging Richmond cooperative.
Worker cooperatives follow the seven cooperative principles:  voluntary and open membership; democratic member control; member economic participation;  autonomy and independence; education, training, and information for members and the public; cooperation among cooperatives; and concern for community.
What:  Launch of Richmond Worker Cooperative Revolving Loan Fund
When:  Tuesday, November 27, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where:  Richmond Main Street, 1000 MacDonald Ave, Suite C, Richmond